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Eddie Redmayne

Actor Eddie Redmayne says 'Yeah' to playing The Doctor!

By Cameron K McEwan on Sunday 13 November 2016

Actor Eddie Redmayne, the star of the Harry Pottter spin-off film Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, has been chatting about the possibilty of becoming The Doctor.

Speaking on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast show, he responded to host Nick Grimshaw's question regarding playing the Time Lord; he said:

"Would I do it? Yeah! It's a great show. I'm also a huge fan of those actors, love Matt Smith."

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Redmayne plays Newt Scamander who has a number of traits similar to everyone's favourite Gallifreyan - namely scarf, bow tie, snazzy suit and a suitcase which appears to have TARDIS-like qualities. The actor added:

"I do see the resemblance. I see the scarf, I see the coat, I see the bow tie. I suppose the briefcase has a TARDIS vibe to it - so yeah!"

But it could be some time before we see Eddie in Doctor Who, he stated:

"It looks like a lot of work. I've spoken to Matt [Smith] and those schedules are pretty rigorous. Maybe when I'm 73."

Read more and listen to his interview here.